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Seminars Archive 2016

January

Nathan Weatherbee-Martin, M.Sc. Candidate
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Development and optimization of automated fibre production for recombinant spider wrapping silk

Dr. Sophia Stone
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Control of plant stress signalling by RING-Ankyrin ubiquitin E3 ligases

Dr. Jeffrey Waller
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Discovery and characterization of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DSMP) biosynthesis enzymes in a Chlorophyte algae

February

Dr. Christa Brosseau
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Plasmonic sensing: A Tool for Understanding and Diagnosing Human Disease

Dr. Tess Laidlaw & Dr. Scott Stoneman
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Authenticity and expertise online: Communicating for behavioural change

March

Jiwon Yang, M.Sc. Candidate & Simiao Lu, Ph.D. Candidate
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Jiwon Yang, M.Sc. Candidate
Mononucleotide Insertion-Type RNA Editing in Mitochondria of the Deep Branching Heterolobosean Amoeba 'BB2’


Simiao Lu, Ph.D. Candidate
Capturing major conformational motions in the folding of the intrinsically disordered amyloid-β peptide

Honours Student - Day 3
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Honours Student Research Presentations 2016, Day 3

Honours Student - Day 2
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Honours Student Research Presentations Day 2, 2016

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Nathan Weatherbee-Martin
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Development And Optimization Of Automated Fibre Production For Recombinant Spider Wrapping Silk

Honours Student - Day 1
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Honours Student Research Presentations 2016, Day 1

Dr. Betül Kacar
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tempus fugit: Design, construction and evolution of ancestor-descendant hybrid organisms in the laboratory

Graduate Student Symposium
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Biochemistry 5910

Dr. Kathryn Vanya Ewart
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Cool solutions: Model genes and proteins in a northern fish species

Dr. Ludovic Durrieu
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
What are the roles of exosomes and plasminogen receptors in the tumour-mast cell environment

April

Dr. Tzviya Zeev-Ben-Mordehai
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Studying membrane fusion at molecular resolution

Sarah Aboushawareb
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Doug Hogue 2014-2015 Award Recipient
Recognition of “minimal” ligands by enolase superfamily enzymes

Dr. Paul F. Gratzer
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Decellularization Technology: A Natural Approach to Tissue Regeneration

Dr. Courtney Stairs
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
2015 Patrick Prize Recipient
Hacking the electron transport chain to live without oxygen.

May

Laura Martin
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Laura Martin
Neuronal cholesterol biosynthesis and the role of ORP4 in the brain

Dr. Robin E. Duncan
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Something for everyone: New insights on the glycerolipid metabolizing enzymes ATGL, AGPAT4, and HRASLS1

Dr. Frank Sicheri
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The structural basis for poly-ubiquitin chain cleavage: Lessons learned from OTUB1, gumby, and BRCC36

Dr. Scott David Emr
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Sorting out membrane traffic: Ubiquitin- and ESCRT-dependent protein quality control systems

June

Iman Khan
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Molecular control of three-dimensional breast tumor growth

Dr. Alejandro Cohen
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Proteins, peptides & PTMs: The nuts and bolts of proteomic search engines…without the greasy fingers!

Dr. Alamelu Bharadwaj
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
The enigmatic plasminogen receptor S100A10 (p11) and its role in oncogenesis and cancer progression

July

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Jiwon Yang
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Mitochondrial Genome Evolution in the Deep-Branching Heteroloboseids Amoeba 'BB2' and Pharyngomonas Kirbyi

Ph.D. Thesis Defence - Kathleen Attwood
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Role of Nuclear Architecture in DNA Repair

Dr. Robert Bristow
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Novel Genomic Signatures to Predict Treatment Response in Prostate Cancer

August

M.Sc. Thesis Defence
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Nutrient Regulation of Autophagy in the Heart

September

Dr. Alberto Kornblihtt
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Chromatin and transcriptional elongation regulate alternative splicing

A public seminar by the Picchione Visiting Scholar



Biographical summary: Dr. Kornblihtt is a molecular biologist with expertise in regulation of transcription and mRNA processing. His research focuses on alternative mRNA splicing in mammalian cells. He is Plenary Professor at the Department of Physiology, Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Buenos Aires and Director of the Institute of Physiology, Molecular Biology and Neurosciences of Argentina’s National Research Council. He has been an International Research Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2002. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and a member of EMBO. He has received many prestigious awards including the Guggenheim fellowship, the TWAS prize in Medical Sciences (2012) and the Diamond Konex award as the most relevant scientist of the decade in his country.

Supported by Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, co-sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics

October

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Laura Martin
Monday, October 31, 2016
Characterization of the roles of Neuronal Cholesterol Biosynthesis and ORP4 in Hippocampal Cells

Dr. Adam D. Rudner
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Distinct Requirements for the Nucleation and Spreading of Heterochromatin

Dr. Daniel Kane
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
“Stoking the ‘fire of life’: Exercising Mitochondria for Health”

Gregory McCluskey, Ph.D. Candidate
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Inter-Domain Coordination within the Multi-Substrate Enzyme CTP Synthase

Abdul Zetrini, M.Sc. Candidate
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Disruption of Phosphatidylcholine Biosynthesis Inhibits Autophagy and Proliferation of Ras-Transformed Intestinal Epithelial Cells

November

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Sarah Aboushawareb
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Recognition of ‘Minimal’ Ligands by Enolase Superfamily Enzymes

Calem Kenward, Honours Co-op
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Optimizing Biosynthetic Fluorotryptophan Labeling of a GPCR for 19F NMR Spectroscopy

Ph.D. Thesis Defence - Tommy Harding
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Molecular Adaptations in Obligate Halophilic Protists

Dr. Purificación López-García
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
New constraints and old questions on the origin of eukaryotes

Dr. Clarissa S. Sit
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Bioassay-driven discovery of peptide and small molecule natural products

Dr. Peter L. Davies
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Bacterial Adhesions: Adhesion, Cohesion, and Early Events in Biofilm Formation


December

Prof. Cory Bishop
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Greening the embryo: an enigmatic algal-salamander symbiosis and how genomics can help

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Abdul Zetrini
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Phosphatidylcholine Biosynthesis is Involved in Autophagy Regulation in Ras-Transformed Intestinal Epithelial Cells